One Warsaw, a 501(c)3, announced the third annual Celebrating-Us downtown Warsaw event will be from 4 to 8 p.m. April 30.
It will include information booths, food trucks, live music and cultural dances and be a “wonderful celebration of inclusion” in the community, according to a news release from the organization.
The second annual event was online due to COVID.
ONE Board Treasurer Heather Lardino said, “It’s time to celebrate our differences and experience other cultural traditions including food, dancing, and music!”
ONE Vice President Roberto Perez-de-Frias said, “When we celebrate our differences and what we share, we open the door for a more diverse and inclusive environment. As author Andres Tapia wrote, ‘Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work.’ Let’s celebrate us and make the mix work!”
A video link can be found at https://fb.watch/cdsAZ-uXEM/.
Featured foods will include:
• 110 Craft Meatery – serving locally-sourced, authentic, pulled pork.
• Biryani Kitchen – Authentic Indian cuisine. Vegan options.
• Tacos Jalisco food truck. Lots of Mexican options.
• Bomy’s Authentic Indian food. Vegetarian options.
• Three Crowns Coffee – authentic ramen options.
Times for the featured performers will be announced closer to the event, but they will include Leanne Stewart Dance, Ballet Folkorico de Nuestra Sra Guadalupe, South Bend Latin Dance Group, Sonic Memories Production, Charles Cotton, Omotayo Rite of Passage, Marena Moonflower, Gary Gerard Band and Kavitha Indian Dancers.
A sample of the 25 booths that will be on hand will include Bowen Health Clinic, Live Well Kosciusko, ABLE Zimmer Biomet, Exhale Zimmer Biomet and Kosciusko Tobacco Coalition.
ONE Warsaw is a nonprofit with the goal of aiming to inspire community inclusion through support, education and celebration of all people.
For more information about the board, how you can help, or more about this event, visit https://onewarsaw.org/.